Helping Veterans and Their Families Fight On (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the unique challenges of military life and explores strategies for supporting service members, veterans, and their families.  The course highlights the need for military cultural competence.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.

Reading:  Helping Veterans and Their Families Fight On!

Authors:  Megan Hazle, Sherrie L. Wilcox, Anthony M. Hassan

Publisher:  Advances in Social Work

Find the reading at:  https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/2051/1965

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to military cultural competence.

Learning Objectives:  Describe unique challenges of military life for servicemembers and their families.  Describe ‘the Reintegration War’ and ‘Serving with their Servicemember.’  Identify strategies for supporting servicemembers and their families.

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1: Men and women who serve in the US military represent about _____________ of the country's population (US Census Bureau, 2010).
 
 
 
 
2: Popular media typically focus on
 
 
3: Which of the following is an example of a family  'serving with their servicemember'?
 
 
 
 
4: In a typical military career, servicemembers and their families will relocate every __________ years, often across the country and sometimes internationally.
 
 
 
 
5: The divorce rate for female servicemembers is 2-3 times __________ than that of their male counterparts (Karney and Crown, 2007).
 
 
6: Research indicates that it does not matter whether the deployed parent is the father or the mother, as both have equal effects on child behavior (Kelley et al., 1994).
 
 
7: In coming years, as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come to an end and the military budget declines, up to _________________ servicemembers in their prime working years are expected to separate from the military.
 
 
 
 
8: When their home life is disrupted due to a parent deploying or returning home, a military child's most stable environment is usually his/her ______________.
 
 
 
 
9: Reservists are less likely to need mental healthcare services following deployment (Schell and Marshall, 2008; Werber et al., 2008).
 
 
10: Research estimates that approximately_________ of servicemembers who deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from PTSD, depression, or TBI (Tanielian et al., 2008).
 
 
 
 
11: Female servicemembers have high exposure (20-40%) to sexual assault during their service (Kelly, Skelton, Patel, and Bradley, 2011).
 
 
12: Which of the following is associated with the higher risk of developing PTSD?
 
 
13: Recent research (Schell and Tanielian, 2011) indicates that veterans
 
 
 
 
 
 
14: What school established the first-ever graduate Military Social Work specialization in a major civilian research university?
 
 
 
 
15: Which of the following can best meet the needs of veterans and their families?
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

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